TWDCC's pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in Santa Cruz.
TWDCC Company directors:
Micha Scott and Molly Katzman
Our mission is to provide dancers with technical training, encourage and help them to find their creative expression, and offer them diverse performance experiences.
Under the direction of Company Directors Micha Scott and Molly Katzman, we emphasize Modern and Contemporary dance as a foundation for technical development. Our six Youth Companies are trained with this foundation that also integrates Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz and Hip Hop. Each dancer develops their technique and attention to detail in the various forms through body alignment, proper placement, dynamic range, artistic expression, and musicianship. Dancers focus on their training through weekly classes as well as opportunities to study with renowned guests from around the world such as Gregory Dawson of DawsonDanceSF, Bessie Award winner Sharon Skepple-Mayfield of Garth Fagan Dance, and N’Jelle Gage Thorne and Guy Thorne of FuturPointe Dance Company. TWDCC Companies perform throughout the year and take field trips to see professional dance companies. In addition, Company 5 dancers take a bi- annual trip to NY for 3 weeks during the summer to study with the Garth Fagan Dance Company.